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Spark Your Curiosity.

A place of never-ending curiosity and inspiration focusing on science, history and culture.

1 Exhibition

Coming Soon: Bugs

Step into the curious world of Bugs, the new blockbuster exhibit opening October 14
Visitors Exploring Fashion and Nature Exhibit

Fashion + Nature

Examine the relationship between the natural world and the fashion industry.


We’re excited to share exhibitions and events designed to inspire.

Chaffee Planetarium

Don’t miss out on seasonal highlights including Incoming!, Dark Side: The Light Show, Under Starlit Skies, and our latest planetarium presentation, Living Worlds.

1928 Spillman Carousel

Reserve your spot on this beautifully restored treasure! Hailing from 1928, the Spillman Carousel is a testament to history and craftsmanship, and is now open, welcoming guests for complimentary daily rides.

Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts

On Friday, October 20th, the Museum launches the 2023 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert Series with organist John Lauter, starting with the silent film Metropolis.

Panel Discussion & Book Signing

Join us on October 1st at 3 pm in the Meijer Theater for a panel discussion and book signing with Dr. Delia Fernandez-Jones, author of Making the MexiRican City: Mexican and Puerto Rican Migration, Activism, and Placemaking in Grand Rapids

Explore the Community Collections with 250,000+ Artifacts & Specimens.

The GRPM boasts one of Michigan’s largest collections of historical and cultural artifacts and scientific specimens that tell the stories of West Michigan and the wider world.

Build Your Ideal Museum Field Trip.

Including free and affordable onsite and virtual programming to connect to curriculum and inspire curiosity.

Become a Member.

Take Your Curiosity to the Next Level!

  • Free admission every day of the year
  • Discounts to planetarium shows, camps and more
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers nationwide
  • Free parking in the Museum’s ramp
  • Pays for itself in less than 2 visits